If your procedure requires fasting, do not eat or drink anything before surgery for a time period as advised by your specialist. This includes water, coffee, any other fluids, hard candy, chewing gum and tobacco. If you eat or drink, your surgery may need to be delayed or rescheduled.
Smoking and Alcohol
Do not smoke or drink alcohol 24 hours prior to surgery.
Medications are to be taken in the morning on the day of your surgery as per instructions given by your specialist.
Generally, medicine for your heart, high blood pressure and asthma should be taken with a sip of water (no other liquids) prior to your surgery and before arriving at the hospital, unless instructed by your specialist.
Please notify your specialist if you develop a cold, persistent cough, fever or any other health-related problems prior to the surgery.
Please follow the pre-operative instructions that are given to you by your specialist or nurse.
Surgery Experience Video
To better understand the surgery experience, you may watch the video on Youtube